ARC Identifier 47001 / Local Identifier 306.137. Documentary: On the people, culture, industry and agriculture of Paraguay. R.1. Describes early Jesuit attempts to convert the natives. Scenes of mission ruins and Indians performing traditional dances. Shows the harvest, and preparation of mate leaves. Discusses the nations expanding export industry. Scenes of the docks in Asuncion and typical farms. R.2. Describes life on the Chaco, the low flat plains of western Paraguay. Shows how early Mennonite settlers developed the wasteland. Scenes of cattle and quebracho industries. Discusses the nation's war against illiteracy and benefits of American clinics.
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